Rewards of Diversified Cropping Systems


The most direct reward to the producer is increased profit. Combining no-till management with intensified diverse cropping systems increases profit by 25 to 45 percent, depending on crop choices and commodity prices.

In addition to the direct profit reward, no-till management with intensive cropping greatly decreases both wind and water erosion potential. Your fields will not "blow" on windy days because diversified systems are soil conserving. Other rewards include increased surface soil organic matter, which will improve precipitation capture in the long-term, providing a positive feedback to your operation and even greater profits in the future.